One day Pilgrimage to National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (near Green Bay, WI).
Bus from Twin Cities (MN).
Approx time frame: 5 am-8:30 pm. Mass 11 am at Shrine, 12 noon Blessing of the Grapes (Madonna of the Grapes, pray for us!) followed by farm-to-table Luncheon.
Special guests and speakers.
If other locations of Seven Sisters members desire to attend, contact the Shrine directly for individual arrangements (esp if groups >10). Visit the site: www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com
Day 1 Monday, July 1: Depart USA Depart Minneapolis-St. Paul for Geneva, Switzerland.
Day 2 Tuesday, July 2: Welcome to Geneva
Brief orientation tour of Geneva, where St. Francis de Sales served as a bishop.
Continue to Thorens, where St. Francis de Sales was born.
Visit the Château de Sales, home of the Sales family, and the chapel built on the location of the room where St. Francis was born.
See the cross where St. Francis de Sales was inspired by God to create the order of the Visitation.
Visit the parish church where he was baptized and consecrated Bishop of Geneva.
Possible meeting with His Excellency Bishop Charles Morerod (subject to confirmation).
Continue to the village of Annecy magnificently situated on what is known as the Blue Lake in the heart of the Savoy Alps. Here, St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal founded the Congregation of the Visitation at Annecy in 1610.
Celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Cathedral in Annecy. Holy Hour.
Day 3 Wednesday, July 3: Footsteps of St. Francis de Sales
Mass at the Basilica of the Visitation, followed by a guided tour of the basilica and museum.
Walking tour in the footsteps of St. Francis de Sales
Visit to the Church of St. Francis de Sales (the first Visitation Monastery)
The Gallery House (where the Visitation order began),
Famous statue of St. Francis de Sales (center of town)
Cathedral of St. Pierre (where Francis was ordained a priest and officiated as a bishop)
Madame de Charmoisy’s House (influential in the writing of the Introduction of the Devout Life)
House of President Antoine Favre
Places where the miracles attributed to St. Francis de Sales took place.
Day 4 Thursday, July 4: Lyon | Ars | Villefranche sur Saone
Travel from Anncey to Lyon to visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which sits high atop the Fourvière Hill in Lyon.
Visit Antiquaille - Cultural Center of Christianity in Lyon.
Visit the Museum of Religious Art, a few steps from the house of Pauline Jaricot (House of Loreto).
Visit the little town of Ars and the Shrine of St. John Vianney, known as the “Cure of Ars” and patron saint of parish priests. Celebrate Mass in the beautiful church for priests throughout the world.
Continue to Villefranche sur Saone and enjoy a festive Fourth of July dinner.
Day 5 Friday, July 5: Paray-Le-Monial | Cluny| Blanot | Vezelay
Visit Paray-le Monial, celebrated for the apparitions of our Lord to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, where the devotion to the Sacred Heart of our Lord originated in the Convent of the Visitation. Visit the great medieval church, built as the official basilica to commemorate this event.
Celebrate Mass at the Convent.
After Mass, we will venerate the Tomb of St. Claude de la Colombière, S.J., the confessor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Independent lunch.
Continue to Cluny to visit the ruins of the Benedictine Abbey founded by Duke William I, Duke of Aquitaine, in 910. The height of Cluniac influence was from the second half of the 10th century through the early 12th. The abbey was sacked in 1562, and many of its valuable manuscripts were destroyed or removed.
We’ll continue to visit the Eucharistic miracle church in Blanot. Holy Hour in the church.
Continue to Vezelay.
Day 6 Saturday, July 6: Vezelay, Nevers, Blois, Loire Valley
Visit the Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene and celebrate Mass.
Continue to Nevers to visit St. Gildard’s Convent and pray before the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette. In the same chapel is the heart of Father Thomas Price, one of the founders of Maryknoll.
Continue to Blois in the Loire Valley.
Day 7 Sunday, July 7: Tours, Saint Laurent sur Sevres, Rennes
Visit the Basilica of St. Martin in Tours, built over the tomb of this popular French saint. Martin, along with his contemporary Hilary of Poitiers, was instrumental in the establishment of Christianity in Western Europe, as well as halting the spread of Arianism. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine.
After our visit we’ll continue to Saint-Lauren sur Sevres, the town well known for being the burial place of St. Louis de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet. On September 19, 1996, St. John Paul II visited the town to meditate and pray near the tombs of St. Louis de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise. Holy Hour.
Continue to Rennes for hotel check-in.
Day 8 Monday, July 8: Saint-Pern, Mont-St.Michel, Lisieux
Drive to Saint Pern, the burial place of St. Jeanne Jugan, and location of the motherhouse for the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of La Tour St. Joseph.
Continue to the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. We will approach this tiny island by a causeway built in 1877, and enter the medieval village of 250 inhabitants by three massive stone gates. Upon arrival we will visit the beautiful monastery of Mont-StMichel. Surrounded by the sea and soaring proudly above glistening sands, the silhouette of Mont-St-Michel is one of the most enchanting sights in all of France. The great Benedictine Abbey Fortress that crowns this mass of granite was begun in 1017. A monastery built on three levels was added to the church‘s north side in the early 13th century.
Continue to Lisieux, the home of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus.
Day 9 Tuesday, July 9: Lisieux, D-Day Landings
Mass in the Basilica of St. Thérèse.
Visit “Les Buisonnets,” the humble dwelling of this modern-day saint until she entered the Carmel Convent at the age of 15.
Holy Hour at the Carmel Convent.
Continue to the normandy Beaches and sites of the D-Day Landings. on June 6, 1944, tens of thousands of American, English, Canadian, Scottish and French soldiers landed on the beaches of the normandy coast to free France from the nazi stronghold. Thousands of young soldiers died that first day in the name of liberty. We’ll then visit omaha beach, the most famous of the normandy landing beaches.
Finally, we’ll visit the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer where these young soldiers are buried.
Day 10 Wednesday, July 10: Argenteuil, Montmartre
Travel from Lisieux to Paris.
Visit the Basilica of St. Denis in Argenteuil which houses the seamless garment believed to have been worn by Christ during His Passion. The Tunic is kept in a reliquary in the basilica and is exhibited only twice a century. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Denis.
Visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre with its amazing view of Paris. For over a century, Parisians and pilgrims from all over the world maintain Perpetual Adoration at the Basilica.
Visit the Church of St. Pierre de Montmartre and the Chapel where St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuits at the base of Montmarte.
Day 11 Thursday, July 11: Medieval Paris, Dinner Cruise
Visit to Rue de Bac.
Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal.
Continue to the nearby Shrine of St. Vincent DePaul. Although there are many churches in Paris related to Vincent's activities, it is in this Chapel where we will venerate the tomb of the saint renowned for compassion, humility, and generosity to the poor.
Continue to the Ile de la Cité and the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, a jewel of gothic art and symbol of Paris and of Christian France.
Visit Sainte Chapelle, a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris. Discover its unique stained glass windows, symbols of the heavenly Jerusalem.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament Fathers’ Corpus Christi Chapel where Father Eymard held the first public Exposition of the Eucharist.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament Chapel where the saintly remains of St. Peter Julian Eymard are preserved and venerated. Holy Hour.
Enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the famous Parisian "bateaux mouches" for a view of all the most beautiful sites of Paris from the Seine!
Day 12 Friday, July 12: Return to the USA
First Annual Winona-Rochester Diocese Morning of Reflection
Vessel of generosity: the hand and heart of Mary are open to all
1 June 2019, First Saturday
Program/light refreshment: 9 am
Talks by: Bishop John Quinn, Bishop of Winona-Rochester Diocese, Fr Jim Starasinich, pastor of St Joseph, Owatonna, and Janette Howe, Seven Sisters foundress
Time allowed for Q&;A regarding Apostolate/forming groups
Lunch included (free will offering)
Final blessing: 1 pm
St Joseph Parish, Owatonna, MN
RSVP by 28 May 2019 to Bridget 612-867-2673 (text friendly) or email: Kluesner.firstname.lastname@example.org
Apostolate prays for priests in the form of offering Holy Hours. Join us!
Seven Sisters Apostolate Morning of Reflection and Renewal
Saturday, June 1, 2019
St. Mary’s Cathedral
25 8th Avenue S., St. Cloud, MN 56301
7:15 AM Mass with Parish
7:45 AM Registration/Light Breakfast
8:30 AM Holy Hour
9:30 AM Opening Prayer/Intro
10:00 AM Talks
11:30 AM Commitment Prayer
RSVP: Due to limited space, please phone or email to reserve a spot by April 28, 2019
Carrie Ellis: Phone 320-253-1692 Email email@example.com
No cost but free will donation accepted to defray food and stipend costs.
Madonna of the Grapes, Pray for us!
Please join us at a breakfast for Catholic women of the DFW metroplex where we will share together in that same spirit of gratitude with praise and worship and a spiritual teaching by our spiritual Director, Father John Pacheco. The meal will conclude with an opportunity to hear one woman’s experience of the transforming love of Christ in her own life. After a meal, there will be a time of prayer for the needs of present, and Confession will be available. Please plan to come and bring a friend to rejoice in the presence of the Lord.
Speaker: Janette Howe
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Confession and prayer teams will be available following our breakfast.
Place: Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville 2701 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, TX 75067 (972-459-4600)
From the DFW airport, take State Highway 121 North, follow the 121 bypass towards McKinney, take Denton Tap exit to avoid toll, do not turn on Denton Tap, continue straight on access road past Mac Arthur to Lake Vista, turn left on Lake Vista, go back under the highway. Hotel will be on your left.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS:
Coppell: Little Angels Catholic Store
600 E. Sandy Lake Rd, Ste 108
Ft. Worth: Saint Anthony’s (new location)
Wedgewood Shopping Center, 5312 Trail Lake
Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church
PREPAID TICKETS available by mail:
Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with check made out to: Magnificat-Grapevine Chapter
Mail to: Chris Delmolino, 4209 Brookhollow Drive Colleyville, TX 76034
Questions: Call Chris at: 817-925-4542
Reserved seating is available only with advance purchase of 10 tickets (ten seats per table). Please call Chris to reserve your table. Our cutoff date for tickets is April 30, 2019.
Tickets will not be available at the door.
Iowa Catholic Radio invites all ladies to the next Ladies’ MOSAIC Luncheon on Thursday April 11, 11:30AM-1:00PM, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Engage your faith, meet new friends, and learn about services in your community. This luncheon’s featured speaker is Janette Howe, founder of the Seven Sisters Apostolate. The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop. Come here Janette talk about the Apostolate and it’s mission. Lunch is free but seating is limited, so please sign up early.
Join us at St. Hubert's Parish for a time of recollection.
Archbishop Hebda will preside at Mass.
***Check-in begins at 8:00 am ***
Our morning commences in the very best of ways:
Adoration and rosary – 8:30-9:30 am
Relic of St John Vianney available for veneration Our time together will also include...
Holy Mass: Archbishop Bernard Hebda presiding
Reflection on The Priesthood and Mass: Fr. Joseph Johnson
Luncheon Meeting fellow Sisters, Apostolate updates, testimonies, Q&A
Final Blessing: 2:30 pm
HOW TO REGISTER All Seven Sisters are welcome. Guests are especially welcomed as this is an ideal way to introduce and grow the Apostolate. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25
REGISTRATION required by OCTOBER 15
Online registration available 9/14 - 10/15 here. Please include: first/last name, first/last name of priest/bishop for whom you are praying, his assignment/office and your place in Apostolate (Anchoress, intercessor member, guest) A very limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
ANCHORESS may gather info and respond for all Sisters/Guests in her group attending OR she may direct those interested to respond individually
No Registration Fee Free-will offering will be accepted Check or cash
If you have questions or need help with registration, please contact Lois Vold at 952-334-4368 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 11:30 AM – Meet with Mark Kaczperski, Jim and Joy Pinto to prepare for the Show.
- Noon to 12:30 PM – Live Show (this live show will re-air on Thursday, June 21st and Saturday, June 23rd
- 12:40 to 12:50 PM – Break
- 1:00 to 1:30 PM – Pre-tape of show to air on Wednesday, June 20th and Sunday, June 24th.
Getting to Know our Patron Saints: Madonna of the Grapes, St. Margaret Clitherow, St. John Vianney
All Seven Sisters are welcome. Guests are especially welcomed as this is a perfect time to introduce the Apostolate to others.
Check-in begins at 8:00 am
Morning begins in the very best of ways: Adoration - 8:30 am
Relic of St John Vianney available for veneration
Our time together will also include...
Holy Mass and the Rosary
Reflections on our Patron Saints
A delicious lunch
Apostolate updates, testimonies, Q&A
Final Blessing at 2 pm
Please register now with your Anchoress. There is a registration Fee of $10 per person
PRE-REGISTRATION is required
Deadline for registration is October 23
Print out and complete the registration form
Make checks payable to: Seven Sisters Apostolate
Mail completed registration form and check to:
Seven Sisters Apostolate
c/o Kim Thoraldson
9570 178th St. W
Lakeville, MN 55044
A very limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
If you have questions or need help with registration, please contact Kim Thoraldson at 952-393-5594 or at email@example.com
Please note that County Road 50 is closed between 185th St. and Dodd Blvd.